Subscribe Free
in Airports

DWC sees record number of passengers in 2019

Posted 11 February 2020 · Add Comment

Dubai World Central (DWC) registered a surge in customer numbers in 2019 with annual traffic exceeding 1.6 million (+81.5%) during 2019.

 

The sharp increase in customer numbers was primarily the result of the relocation of operations by a number of international carriers during the 45-day closure of Dubai International’s (DXB) southern runway for rehabilitation in April-May 2019.

 

Year on year traffic also increased in the final quarter of the year compared with 2018 as DWC welcomed 363,626 customers in Q4 (+38.2%), mainly due to seasonal operations by chartered airlines.

 

Top destinations in 2019

 

Regions contributing to traffic growth at DWC during 2019 were CIS (583,763), followed by South Asia (380,000), and the GCC (281,244).  Russia was the top country destination with 549,806 customers followed by Saudi Arabia (201,138) and India (193,900). The top cities served by the DWC network included Moscow (253,092), Budapest (60,098) and Jeddah (55,873)

 

Flights

 

There were 8,871 flights during Q4 bringing the annual total to 36,949 movements (+23.3%).

 

Cargo

 

With a total of 234,741 tonnes of freight in recorded in Q4, DWC’s annual cargo volume reached 911,571 tonnes (-7.7%).

 

DWC is currently served by six passenger airlines which operate an average of 30 weekly flights to 45 international destinations around the world. DWC is also home to 17 cargo operators that operate to as many as 45 cities globally.

 

   

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

MRO faces up to the ‘perfect storm’

The MRO industry is braced for major fall-out from the global pandemic crisis. Will independents be able to weather this perfect storm? Chuck Grieve searches for answers.

IBAC welcomes ICAO decision on CORSIA baseline

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has welcomed the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to remove 2020 emissions levels from the calculation of the baseline of the Carbon

Qatar Airways implements safety measures

Qatar Airways has increased its health and safety measures onboard by introducing new personal protective equipment (PPE) for customers and cabin crew.

Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Middle East

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in the Middle Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the

Etihad supports the UAE’s humanitarian aid missions

Etihad Airways, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has transported humanitarian aid from the government of the United Arab Emirates to 54 destinations.

Emirates delivers on customer promise

In the past two months, Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refund requests, returning over AED 1.9 billion to its customers.

See us at
SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221MAPS2020 BT1102171120